MORNING BRIEFING: Snowy roads, booze hike and the capture of El Chapo

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Weekend snow causing crashes and slowing traffic this morning. (KHQ)

Pierce County homicide suspect arrested Saturday at Post Falls home of former girlfriend. (KXLY)

After two years of negotiations, the Spokane Police Guild approved a new city contract Friday, establishing new oversight from the ombudsman and setting salaries for five years. (S-R)

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Taliban announce they have suspended negotiations over the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, of Idaho, the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan or Iraq. (CNN)

Washington may see increase in alcohol prices of up to 15 percent for restaurants and bars. (AP via Seattle Times)

Apple grabbing up smaller tech companies to develop wide variety of new services. (NYTimes)

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Ukraine has ousted its president amid violent protests. An interim president has been named and police have sworn allegiance to opposition forces. (BBC)

Joint US-Mexican operation captures notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, without firing a shot. (WaPost)

Somebody stole a more than 30-foot-tall, 15,400-pound mango statue from tourist spot in Australia. It may be a publicity stunt, or it may just be super weird. (Brisbane Times)

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